Capabilities include advanced analytics, AI/ML, cybersecurity, hardware and software development!
Arlington, VA (May 10, 2022)—The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) today announced a slate of two dozen small disadvantaged companies selected to participate in “Diversifying the DIB: Small Business National Security Showcase,” taking place June 14-16.
This program includes two half-days of virtual presentations on June 14-15, followed by an in-person networking reception on June 16. The program is designed to promote small innovative companies developing technologies relevant to national security and to build business relationships between Intelligence agencies, Defense Department (DOD) components, their prime contractors, and historically underrepresented small businesses.
Applicants highlighted innovative solutions in five categories of interest to the national security community: advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), cybersecurity, hardware development, and software development. After reviewing dozens of submissions, INSA's selection committee chose the following organizations to present their technologies at the virtual showcase:
- Advent Business Company Inc.
- ANOVA Intelligence
- Aperio Global, LLC
- Aretec Inc
- ARServices Limited
- Base-2 Solutions
- DGC - Digital Global Connectors
- Enabled Intelligence, Inc.
- GEOCONVERGENCE, LLC
- ISSAC Corp
- IvySys Technologies, LLC
- Pernix Consulting LLC
- Plus3 IT Systems
- PW Communications
- S&K Mission Support
- S3C/Security Clearance Pathway
- Skyline Nav AI Inc.
- Stash Global Inc.
- Steel Point Solutions
- Strongbox Cyber Solutions LLC
- Zapata Technology, Inc.
“Innovative technologies often emerge from small companies that face uphill battles when trying to do business with the federal government,” said INSA President Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg. “Small businesses led by minorities, women, veterans, and people from under-represented groups face even greater obstacles. We are thrilled that by highlighting the wealth of talent and expertise in disadvantaged companies, INSA can help bring advanced technologies to the federal market while also diversifying the government’s supplier base.”
Each day of the virtual showcase will see twelve businesses delivering brief capability overviews to key public and private sector technologists. On June 16, INSA invites the Community—government, industry, and academia—to attend a networking reception at the Archer Hotel in McLean, VA, to celebrate the innovative ideas and individuals spotlighted in the showcase.
“Diversifying the DIB” was developed in partnership with INSA's Foundation (INSF) and is supported by the Fort Meade Alliance, the HUBZone Contractors National Council, the National Veteran Small Business Coalition, and the National Women’s Business Council.